SunTel Adds Video Surveillance Offering, Staff

TROY — The Troy unfiied communication network provider SunTel Services announced Thursday that it expanded its service offerings to include video surveillance platforms to help assist its customers meet the changing demands of company security.

Technology in the security market is rapidly changing as cameras, card readers, door locks and other security hardware are now often part of a company’s Internet Protocol network. To help address the support challenges that this technology brings, Jason Buckman and Neal Anderson, formerly with the company Security by Design, have joined SunTel Services to lead a video surveillance and security division.

With more than 19 years of recognized performance in the low-voltage systems industry, Buckman joins SunTel as security integration manager. His extensive experience includes design, project management, coordination, and installation on multi-million dollar projects.

Joining SunTel as security integration engineer, Anderson is a graduate of Michigan Technological University with a bachelor of science degree in computer networking and system administration. For the past seven years, he has been responsible for the configuration, installation and maintenance of access control and CCTV systems for Security by Design. He holds various certifications with manufacturers represented by SunTel.

Said SunTel president Gary Jackson: “Jason and Neal bring a breadth of knowledge and expertise that will positively impact our customers as we continue to offer the best solutions for their IP Networking applications.”

Added Don Jackson, SunTel executive vice president: “I believe this furthers our vision of a complete IP infrastructure company. With over 20 years of experience in building IP data networks, it is critical to always evaluate opportunities for convergence. Obviously voice, data, unified communications and video have led the way; now with advancements in the security space, we are pleased to extend the benefits of convergence to physical security applications.”

Founded in 1986, SunTel has more than 1,000 customers and more than 2,500 installations in the automotive, manufacturing, government, healthcare, education, finance, professional services and technology sectors. The company holds partnerships and certifications with Adtran, APC, Avaya, Blue Coat Systems, Citrix, Cisco, Dell, Fortinet, HP, Infoblox, Juniper Networks, Microsoft, Mitel, Polycom and VMware.

Based in Troy, SunTel has offices in Detroit, Flint, Grand Rapids and Traverse City.

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